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Congress bird dogs hard-won Farm Bill

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

Congressional agriculture leaders moved from crafting a farm bill to skeptically watching Bush administration officials put it into action.


Congress used two veto overrides to make the sweeping agriculture policy law. It dictates everything from how much taxpayer subsidy a corn farmer receives to the level of aid given food stamp recipients.

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